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Prelude for Band (Smith)

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Claude T. Smith

Claude T. Smith

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General Info

Year: 1972
Duration: c. 10:00
Difficulty: VI (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Wingert-Jones
Cost: Score and Parts - $70.00   |   Score Only - $10.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Cornet I-II-III
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III-IV
Percussion, including:

(percussion detail desired)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Commissioned by the Fresno (Calif.) State College Wind Ensemble, this is a demanding piece but worth the time and effort. The alto saxophone makes the theme statement with oboe repeating it, followed by the entire group in preparation for the thrilling allegro. This rollicking section is not for the faint hearted, for it requires delicacy and subtlety along with passion to bring it to the exciting conclusion.

- Program Note from publisher

Commercial Discography

State Ratings

  • Alabama: Class D
  • Arkansas: IV
  • Kansas: V
  • Mississippi: VI-A
  • Oklahoma: V-A
  • Virginia: VI


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  • Smith, C. (1972). Prelude -- Variations [score]. Wingert-Jones: Kansas City, Mo.